AmeriChoice by UnitedHealthcare and Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), today announced an agreement that will provide beneficiaries of Connecticut™s Charter Oak and HUSKY health insurance programs with access to CHC™s outstanding teams of primary care providers across the state of Connecticut. CHC, Inc. is the healthcare home for 70,000 people and provides care in primary care centers, schools, and shelters in communities across the state.

Don Langer, CEO of AmeriChoice by UnitedHealthcare, said, We are pleased that our Charter Oak and HUSKY members will have access to the full range of services provided by Community Health Center. CHC is known for its clinical excellence in primary care, chronic disease management, and specialized care for vulnerable populations. AmeriChoice and CHC are committed to high quality health care and comprehensive services to beneficiaries of these vital health care programs for the people of Connecticut.

Mark Masselli, President/CEO of Community Health Center Inc., noted that the entry of new companies into the Medicaid managed care and Charter Oak Health Plans provides opportunity for a fresh perspective on best practices in delivering care that is effective, patient centered, and out-come focused. We look forward to working with the AmeriChoice clinical and administrative teams to further the development of innovative approaches and best practices.

About AmeriChoice by UnitedHealthcare

AmeriChoice by UnitedHealthcare serves Connecticut™s Charter Oak and HUSKY health care programs. The health plan is a unit of AmeriChoice, the public sector health care segment of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). UnitedHealth Group is a diversified Fortune 50 company that provides a full spectrum of resources and services to help people achieve improved health and well-being through all stages of life. AmeriChoice serves more than 2.1 million beneficiaries of government-sponsored health care programs in 22 states, including Connecticut. For more information, visit www.americhoice.com.

About Community Health Center

Community Health Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization with a primary focus on clinical excellence in the delivery of comprehensive primary health care. As a leader in primary care delivery, it is also focused on research and innovation in community based health care, and on training of the next generation of health professionals. Founded in 1972, CHC has offices throughout New London, Hartford, New Haven, Middlesex and Fairfield Counties. In addition to primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, CHC provides intensive care in the areas of HIV/AIDS, obstetrics, and multiple chronic diseases. It has developed mobile dental /oral health programs in over 100 schools, provides care in homeless and domestic violence shelters, and has developed innovative, systemic programs addressing complex issues such as addiction, homelessness and obesity.

For AmeriChoice by UnitedHealthcare
Steven Matthews
212-898-8428 (office)
917-836-5759 (cell)
or
For Community Health Center Inc.
Margaret Flinter, APRN
860-347-6971 x3622

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